Pen and brown ink with brush and brown and gray washes, over black chalk, on cream laid paper, laid down on off-white laid paper
Inscribed recto, lower left, on secondary support, in pen and brown ink: "AV"[?]; verso, upper right, in pen and blue ink: "6"; lower right and upper left corners: illegible inscriptions
15 × 9.4 cm (5 15/16 × 3 3/4 in.)
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
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Michael Mahoney, The Drawings of Salvator Rosa, 2 vols. Ph.D. diss., The Courtauld Institute, London, 1965), p. 444, cat. 45.21.
Richard W. Wallace, The Etchings of Salvator Rosa (Princeton, 1979), p. 200, under cat. 64
Paolo Bellini and Richard W. Wallace, eds., The Illustrated Bartsch 45 (New York, 1990), p. 406, no. 084.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, “Graphic Art of Salvator Rosa,” April 16–July 31, 1988.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Gifts of a Lifetime, Old Master Drawings,” December 11, 1998–March 28, 1999 (not on checklist)
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 35, cat. 10 (ill.).
Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) [Mahoney 1965]; bequeathed to Cardinal Decio Azzolini (1623-1689); by descent to Marchese Pompeo Azzolini; sold to Prince Livio Odescalchi, Duke of Ceri (died 1713), c. 1690; by descent, until 1976; sold, Christie’s, London, July 6, 1976, lot 53; to Somerville and Simpson, London, for Dorothy Braude Edinburg; given to the the Art Institute, 1998.
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